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Yummy Gummies

December 1, 2012  | Step By Step Demo

Jennifer McCormick uses INM Gelavish to create a gummy bear design.

Keywords: candy nail art   gels   INM  

Shellac

November 29, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Keywords: CND   gels   shellac  

Troubleshooter: Classic Gel French - Part 4 of 4 - Finish Filing

November 21, 2012  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Thao Nguyen shows how to finish file a nail in the final step of a classic French gel manicure.

 

Classic Gel French Part 1 | Classic Gel French Part 2 | Classic Gel French Part 3

 

Keywords: French manicures   gels   Troubleshooter  

wattage

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The amount of electrical power that an electrical device (such as a lightbulb) will consume.

Keywords: gels   UV top coats  

ultraviolet (UV) light

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Usually refers to the safer, long-wave UV-A (350-400 nm) portion of the spectrum and should not include the more dangerous short-wave UV-B light (250-275 nm); both types can be responsible for yellowing of artificial nail coatings. When all the wavelengths of the visible light spectrum strike your eye at the same time, white is perceived.

Keywords: curing   gels   UV top coats  

tacky layer

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The sticky, uncured layer that is left on the nails after some gel or odorless acrylic applications and has to be removed.

Keywords: gels  

self-leveling

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The property, usually used to describe gel products or some acrylic products, that allows it to even out on its own, without being pulled or patted or sculpted into form; products that are self-leveling usually require less filing than those that are not.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels  

sculptured nails

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Artificial nails created by fashioning or “sculpting” acrylic over the underlying natural nail or on a nail form without an artificial tip.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels  

sculpt

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Sculpting nails is the technique used to create a nail extension without the use of a tip; sculpting requires a form to be attached underneath the natural nail’s free edge, then product is applied in nail shape to extend the length; called sculpting because it starts with a ball of product that is molded or “sculpted” into the shape of a natural nail.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels  

polymer

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Polymer refers to the chemical bonding of many smaller individual organic monomers into a large structure, i.e. hair is a polymer of thousands of amino acids connected into chains; also refers to the powder part of an acrylic system.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   gels   polymer  

pink-and-white

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

An acrylic service, usually with acrylics, incorporating both white and pink powders so a nail technician can create a realistic-looking acrylic nail; the process uses white powder on the tip and pink on the nail bed.

Keywords: acrylics   French manicures   gels  

overlay

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Any coating created by fashioning acrylic, fiber wraps, or gels over the underlying nail or artificial nail tip.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels   tips   wraps  

no-light gel

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A thickened cyanoacrylate coating that is sometimes used over tips or natural nails to strengthen or reinforce.

Keywords: gels  

methacrylates

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A family of monomers used in several types of nail enhancement systems.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   enhancements   gels  

light cure

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Curing or hardening monomers (gels) with visible or UV light.

Keywords: curing   gels  

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